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Smithton, Missouri
City of Smithton
Location of Smithton, Missouri
Location of Smithton, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°40′50″N 93°5′33″W / 38.68056°N 93.09250°W / 38.68056; -93.09250Coordinates: 38°40′50″N 93°5′33″W / 38.68056°N 93.09250°W / 38.68056; -93.09250
Country United States
State Missouri
County Pettis
Area
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
875 ft (266 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 570
 • Estimate 
(2019)
571
 • Density 1,897.01/sq mi (732.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
65350
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-68384
GNIS feature ID 0729814

Smithton is a city in Pettis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 570 at the 2010 census.

History

Smithton was platted in 1859. It was named for Gen. George R. Smith, a railroad promoter, or for General Thomas A. Smith. It was the original county seat of Boone County, but the seat was later moved to Columbia because of Smithton's inaccessibility.

Geography

Smithton is located at 38°40′50″N 93°5′33″W / 38.68056°N 93.09250°W / 38.68056; -93.09250 (38.680652, -93.092456). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 309
1880 307 −0.6%
1890 369 20.2%
1900 420 13.8%
1910 346 −17.6%
1920 331 −4.3%
1930 340 2.7%
1940 404 18.8%
1950 339 −16.1%
1960 395 16.5%
1970 402 1.8%
1980 559 39.1%
1990 532 −4.8%
2000 510 −4.1%
2010 570 11.8%
2019 (est.) 571 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the census of 2010, there were 570 people, 206 households, and 151 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,900.0 inhabitants per square mile (733.6/km2). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 746.7 per square mile (288.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 1.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 206 households, of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 32.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.4% were from 45 to 64; and 9.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Education

  • Smithton High School
  • Smithton Revival
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